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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Where to take Dad for Father's Day, part 2

Where to take Dad for Father's Day, part 2

See Father's Day specials, part one, including a free burger at The Counter, here. Need more ideas? Check out these last-minute brunch and dinner options:

Father's Day specials at Alan Wong's include "Brats and Beer" with a housemade Portuguese sausage and Tokyo negi sauerkraut and a Snake River Farms pork chop with mango chipotle barbecue sauce and baked beans. For dessert, choose from lemon meringue or lilikoi chiffon pie and more. 949-2526

At The Pineapple Room, the Father's Day brunch buffet features carving stations with ribeye and Chinese roast duck and roast pork with bao buns. Plus, get Belgian waffles and omelets made to order, as well as Southern "Moco" with biscuits and sausage, porchetta and short rib "luau," with Hanalei poi and lomi tomato. $47.50/$23.75 keiki, 945-6573

Grand Cafe and Bakery in the HiSAM offers a Father's Day buffet that feels like an outdoor barbecue with baby back ribs, baked beans, macaroni potato salad and watermelon. Plus, a prime rib. $45/$22.50 keiki. 531-0001

Stick-to-the-ribs brunch options at Hula Grill, including biscuits and gravy, a Monte Cristo sandwich, lobster salad sliders and a loco moco brunch burger. For dinner, choose from whole steamed kampachi and Shinsato Farms pork chop served with a sweet potato, corn and bacon hash, among other entrees. 923-4852

The Moana Surfrider hosts a Father's Day Beer Fest with 20 different beers from Samuel Smith, Orval Trappest and Zatec breweries, plus food pairings. $40, 4 to 7 p.m., more info at

A prix fixe menu at Morton's Steakhouse includes a salad, choices including a pork chop or filet mignon, and dessert options like a double chocolate mousse or soufflé. $69,

Lunch and dinner buffets at Shokudo feature a noodle bar, prime rib, kalbi, dynamite mussels and more seafood and meat. Don't forget Shokudo's famous honey toast. Lunch: $34.95/$14.95 keiki, dinner: $39.95/$14.95, 941-3701

Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's prepares a special mixed grill for dad. This is for dads who love their meats: they get an 8 oz. bone-in NY steak, a half rack of guava BBQ ribs and a half pound of snow crab legs. The sides: Kahuku corn and truffled mashed potatoes. $39, 923-8454

If you're not with Dad this Father's Day, send him some Hawaii love with a gift box from Makana. The Just for Dads box includes passion fruit butter, dried apple bananas, Kauai Nut Roasters' Coconut Kona Pecans and Macs and Broke da Face Chili Water. $50,

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Permalink

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Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.


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